Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
- Be able to distinguish between asymptomatic and symptomatic blacklegged tick bites
- Understand general management principles for asymptomatic and symptomatic blacklegged tick bites.
Reports of known blacklegged tick bites appear to be a source of confusion for some clinicians. Only 20% or so of all patients with Lyme disease were aware of the bite that caused their infection. When a tick bite history is present, it is crucial to consider the bite in the broader clinical context. This activity is will help physicians distinguish between symptomatic and asymptomatic blacklegged tick bites.